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2009-06-23 11:25:00

Catalan scientists have shown that using mud from waste water treatment plants as a partial alternative fuel can enable cement factories to reduce their CO2 emissions and comply with the Kyoto Protocol, as well as posing no risk to human health and being profitable. These are the results of an environmental impact assessment.Dependency on oil and coal could be coming to an end. Researchers from the Rovira i Virgili University (URV) have analysed the environmental and human health impacts of...

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2009-06-22 09:20:12

The U.S. summoned environment ministers from the world's largest polluters to meet in Mexico today to expedite a key United Nations climate accord. The U.S. and China, the most industrialized nations, are listed as the greatest environmental offenders. The Major Economies Forum's (MEF) objective is to assist in forming a new agreement to mitigate greenhouse gases that will ultimately be replacing the Kyoto Protocol upon its expiration in 2012. The Kyoto Protocol is a UN international...

2009-06-17 09:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI) has recently partnered with CBS Corporation and EcoZone Media for the "Green My Schools" contest. Cemtrex has agreed to be a sponsor for the contest and provide the winner with green technologies. Students from various schools nationwide participated by creatively responding to the question, "What does it mean to be green?" The final "Green My School" contest submission was evaluated by members of EcoMedia's...

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2009-06-09 07:25:00

On Monday, a coalition of environmental organizations unveiled their manifesto for a new climate treaty, calling on wealthy, developed nations to reduce their carbon emissions by more than 40 percent by 2020 and by 95 percent by 2050.The ambitious plan, which the group calls the "Copenhagen Climate Treaty," was released publicly just as the UN wraps up its planning sessions for worldwide negotiations on climate change scheduled to take place in the Danish capital in December."Industrialized...

2009-06-05 13:00:00

NEWARK, Delaware, June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamic Applications Corp. ("Dynamic" or the "Company") (OTC:DYAP) announced today that it has decided to enter the carbon credit market. This market was formed, in general, following the Kyoto Protocol, which required that signatory countries reduce their green house gases ("GHG") to set target levels. Accordingly, a carbon credit market has evolved whereas activities that are recognized as reducing GHG levels, usually through technology...

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2009-06-05 07:30:00

New study is among first to show benefits that carbon payments could have for populations of endangered large mammals in tropical forests A new report published yesterday provides compelling evidence that paying to conserve billions of tons of carbon stored in tropical forests could also protect orangutans, pygmy elephants, and other wildlife at risk of extinction. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Conservation Letters, is one of the first to offer quantitative evidence...

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2009-06-03 06:35:00

A plan to make polluters pay to preserve forests has come under scrutiny for being unworkable and dangerous. The Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation plan (REDD) is being pushed as an element in the new global agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol in 2012. The plan's rationale is fairly uncontroversial, saying that the Earth needs forests to absorb carbon in the atmosphere. The world also needs to slow down deforestation which results in nearly 20 percent of worldwide...

2009-06-02 09:00:00

FARMINGDALE, N.Y., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cemtrex Inc. (OTC: CTEI) announced that it sees new opportunities emerging due to the boost received by President Barack Obama's "cap and trade" climate change initiative to fight global warming by the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill introduced by the President details his plan for a new market-driven system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Representative Henry Waxman, the committee's chairman,...

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2009-05-31 14:00:00

On Monday, a 192-nation UN forum will take its first look at a draft text for negotiations that will ultimately craft a global climate change pact. After 18 months of swapping visions, the 12-day huddle in the German city of Bonn, under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), is a giant step towards reducing global carbon emissions. Over 6 months are left before the "Bali Road Map," launched in Indonesia in 2006, reaches its supposed destination at a Copenhagen...

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2009-05-29 15:29:31

Greenhouse gas emissions dropped in Europe for the third consecutive year as the European Union announced on Friday that it is on track to meet its long-term climate goal. Emissions of six greenhouse gases from the EU's 27 nations dropped by 1.2 percent in 2007. That percentage translates into 59 million tons of carbon dioxide over figures from 2006. Compared to 1990 levels, emissions in the EU were down 9.3 percent. Of the 15 EU nations that have agreed to the Kyoto Protocol, emissions...


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